I couldn’t wait to watch this movie. The trailer made it sound very interesting. It promised to educate me. I was more than a little irritated that my husband had me wait about three days for him to order it from our DVD subscription service.
Well, I just finished watching the new movie, “Fed Up”, and I have to tell you, I’m fed up. The movie was basically a tirade against all sugar. I already knew that we eat too much sugar. But I also know that not all calories are created equal. I am just thankful I waited until it came, instead of paying for what amounts to little more than a misplaced and politically expedient tirade. I wouldn’t want my money to go to support people who pretend to tell the truth, but don’t.
Producer Laurie David showed clips of Bill Clinton, Michelle Obama and demonized the capitalistic Republicans. Why would they split an issue like this along political lines? Why would she only tell half the story? They tell you how bad sugar is and just how much of it we are eating but the closest they get to anything else is to cook and to eat real food. Not a word about the significant difference between HFCS and sugar, or what GMO’s are and how they are killing us.
Save your money. Watch the video below instead, it’s free and it will educate you about the food you eat.
This is Fed Up! Genetic Engineering, Industrial Agriculture and Sustainable Alternatives. Fed Up was released in 2002 by Wholesome Goodness Productions. More than a decade later, it still remains relevant. Most of the statistics are worse now and we are starting to see the rise of insect-resistance to plants engineered to produce their own pesticides. There is still woefully little research available on long term ingestion of GMO foods — and how most foods in the US are still not labeled.
FED UP! answers many questions regarding genetic engineering, the Green Revolution, genetic pollution and modern pesticides through interviews with Marc Lappé and Britt Bailey from the Center for Ethics and Toxics, Peter Rosset and Anuradha Mittal from Food First, Vandana Shiva from the Research Center for Science, Technology and Ecology, Ignacio Chapela from UC Berkeley’s Department of Environmental Science, Policy and Management, Martina McGloughlin, Director of UC Davis’ Biotechnology Program and many others.
Tell the truth about our food. What most of eat isn’t really food.